Falls Prevention in the City

The FREE Staying Steady programme (based on the Falls Prevention program by Laterlife Training) lasts for 24 weeks and takes place in Golden Lane Community Centre on Tuesdays 11am -12pm. It has been designed for those over 55 years old.

The classes focus on building and maintaining strength and balance to prevent you from having a fall. We work on strengthening the legs, developing a flexible back, improving posture and balance, and building more confidence. We will also provide you with a resistance band and an exercise manual so you can practice some of the exercises at home.

To attend our programme speak to your GP about getting a referral to MRS Independent Living or you could fill in the self-referral form on our website mrsindependentliving.org/staying-steady and email or post it to us.

For more info please contact Charlotte Seirberg Lead Postural Stability Instructor at MRS Independent Living at charlotte.seirberg@mrsindependentliving.org or leave a message on her mobile 07931557173.

(15.10.21)

 

Healthwatch City of London events

See below the next scheduled dates for Healthwatch City of Longon regular events for ‘Listening to City Carers’ and Mental Health and Wellbeing focus groups.

Listening to City Carers

Overview: An opportunity for Carer’s to provide feedback on their experience of Health and Social Care.

Date: Friday 22nd October

Time: 11am – 12noon

Link to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85823840940?pwd=cWYyZ1pWeDkrSXNWanMzWGorVE9yUT09

Meeting ID: 858 2384 0940

Passcode: 855067

Mental Health and Wellbeing focus group

Overview: The event is open to everyone and we will be discussing mental health provision in the City of London, identifying access issues and any gaps in the services provided to you. We will be joined by colleagues from MIND, East London Foundation Trust and City Connections.

Date: Thursday 18th November

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Link to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82400703243?pwd=Q0N4THRkTEVzNzZWbUYzQ0lkc2VtZz09

Meeting ID: 824 0070 3243

Passcode: 390856

 

 

Domestic or Sexual Abuse – Free & confidential support in the City of London. Support is also available in Bengali/Sylheti

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial which takes place within an intimate or family relationship.

Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. If you are being abused, remember you are not alone and that there is life after abuse.

We can help you by providing advice and support with:

• Improving your safety

• Housing and homelessness

• Finances and welfare benefits

• Access to legal services

• Parenting and children

• Emotional support

0203 795 5067

cityoflondon@solacewomensaid.org

solacewomensaid.org

(11.10.21)

CityofLondon Specialist Bangladeshi Advocate Poster[8]

 

Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Virtual Event

In collaboration with East London Business Alliance

Learn strength and balance exercises to help prevent falls within the home

Both people in later life, and their families, have informed us that they would like better support to prevent falls. Did you know that falls are responsible for four out of five accident-related hospital admissions among people who are over the age of 65? The good news is that they can be prevented.

Maintaining an active lifestyle, and especially keeping good levels of strength and balance, can help to prevent falls. Simple adjustments to the home environment can also reduce your risk of falling.

With our partners, the RSA Group, and in collaboration with East London Business Alliance, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a free online Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Event, on Thursday, October 14, at 1pm.

This free-to-attend event will focus on the role of strength and balance exercises in helping prevent falls, with a demonstration of specialist, evidence based effective exercise lead by Bex Townley from Later Life Training. Professor Dawn Skelton, from Glasgow Caledonian University, will be on hand to answer questions.

Are you in later life yourself? Do you have a family member or work with people in later life? Whichever applies – this event will have something for you!

Register here

Falls Prevention Event East London Business Alliance 2

COVID-19 vaccine updates

If you’re 16 or over and haven’t been vaccinated yet, please book your appointment straight away. You can also call 119 or simply walk-in to one of the local clinics listed on the Council website, see clinics across East and North London on the NHS grab a jab site. Those aged 12-15 will be offered the vaccine via their school or GP.

COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic

City Wellbeing Centre, 75-77 Middlesex Street, E1 7DA, Wed 13 October 10am–4pm. Pfizer vaccine, first doses for ages 16+ and second doses 8 weeks after the first.

Booster Covid-19 vaccines

Over 1.5 million people are being invited for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. When you get your invite, you can book online or by calling 119. Find out more about the Covid-19 booster and who is eligible on the NHS website. Find out more.

Flu vaccination

Help protect the NHS from being overwhelmed this winter by getting a flu vaccination. Those eligible for a flu vaccination, such as over 50s or those with a medical condition such as diabetes, can get a free flu jab at their local pharmacy or GP. Contact your GP to book a flu vaccination or use the NHS pharmacy search to find an appointment at a local chemist. Find out more.

(11.10.21)

ADASS Carer schedule of events

Hard work, dedication, compassion and loyalty of Carers across the Capital has ensured the Adult Social Care sector has continued to deliver high quality care over the past 18 months.

Within LondonADASS we would like to thank you for all your efforts by coordinating a schedule of amazing events https://londonadass.org.uk/events/

With the carers schedule, we are always working on adding events and refining. If you know anyone who has events for carers, please let us know! Just email Tristan.brice@LondonADASS.org.uk or programme.support.officer@LondonADASS.org.uk and we will add them to our schedule!

Weekly SingAlong

Every Friday 11:00 – 11:15 – a singalong for people with dementia and their carers. We can’t wait to see all of our regular and new faces at our weekly SingAlong – it’s really something special!

To join the Zoom Meeting click the following link

Meeting ID: 915 0495 3986 Passcode: 863427

(11.10.21)

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